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Oral history interview with Jarmica Špírková

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.439.8 | RG Number: RG-50.675.0008

Jarmica Špírková, born in 1929 in Jihlava, Czechoslovakia, describes the prewar Jewish community of Jihlava and Trest; living in Trest during the war; friendly relations between her family and their Jewish neighbors; her father's work for a Jewish employer; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community during the war; the arrest of her father's Jewish employer in 1939 by the Gestapo; Jewish friends giving her family their personal belongings; attending school in Telc and Nove Mesto; her Jewish classmates; deportations of Jews from Jihlava and Trest; the survival of her father's Jewish employer's family; and the postwar execution of local collaborators.

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Jarmica Špírková
Adam Hradilek
interview:  2012 July 09
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:49:25
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